Zenith presents CHROMA, a multihued and vivacious chronograph watch from its DEFY 21 series.
Adorned with an unprecedented and playfully vibrant palette of colors, the DEFY 21 Chroma reveals Zenith’s supremacy in the manufacturing of high-frequency automatic chronographs and its forward-thinking attitude.
The white ceramic case with matte finish provides a perfect contrast and further accentuates the colors within. The sapphire crystal gives way to a refracted rainbow spread evenly across the open dial and movement, with a perfectly transitioning gradient of colors spanning the entire color spectrum. This transition of colors starts with red at 12 o’clock then shifting through orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and pink in a clockwise manner.
The meticulously applied colors on the markers and 1/100 of a second scale extend beyond the dial and out of the case, with the crown’s rubber grip ring as well as the white cordura-effect rubber strap’s stitching following the color arrangement of the dial. This also extends to the chronograph counter hands, each tipped in a different tone.
Vastly open and allowing a view into the ingenious 1/100th of a second chronograph movement beneath, the dial features raised white chronograph counters matching the case, beneath which the extraordinarily decorated movement shines through. Each bridge is finished in a different metallic colour, again following the gradient of the dial’s markers.
Through the sapphire case back, one can admire the El Primero 21 automatic high-frequency 1/100th of a second chronograph caliber. This high-performance self-winding movement features two independent regulating organs and gear trains for the timekeeping and chronograph functions, operating at frequencies of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) and 50Hz (360’000 VpH), respectively.
Limited to 200 pieces, DEFY 21 CHROMA is available at Zenith boutiques and authorized retailers around the world,
Model: Zenith DEFY 21 CHROMA
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for theChrono hand
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: “Rainbow” PVD-coated bridges + Special blue colored oscillating weight with satined finishing
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock
Material: Matte White Ceramic
Water resistance: 10 ATM
White Open-worked dial
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with “Rainbow” varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with colored varnish
White rubber strap with white “Cordura effect” rubber and multicolored
Titanium triple folding clasp
Limited edition of 200 pieces